Johanna Bozuwa - Co-Manager, Climate and Energy Program
Johanna Bozuwa is co-manager of the Climate and Energy Program in The Next System Project at The Democracy Collaborative. Her work focuses on the transition from the extractive, fossil-fuel economy to resilient and equitable communities based on renewable energy sources and energy democracy. She first worked with The Democracy Collaborative as a master’s student while conducting research on how public ownership of electric utilities can be used as a strategy for energy democracy. Johanna received her M.Sc. in sustainable innovation from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She also has a B.A. in environmental policy from Barnard College, where she was an Athena Scholar for Women’s Leadership. She has organized around climate in both the United States and the Netherlands and most recently worked on divestment campaigns for pension funds, universities, and cultural institutions alongside such groups as Fossil Free NL and BothENDS. She was previously an Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Fellow, working to bridge the gap between scientists and society.